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     - It's advisable to tape it down as snug as possible. Unlike FR4, this will flap around during processing if it's not secured to the table. Taping all four edges works well.     - It's advisable to tape it down as snug as possible. Unlike FR4, this will flap around during processing if it's not secured to the table. Taping all four edges works well.
   - Start a new project ("​File"​ > "​New"​). ​   - Start a new project ("​File"​ > "​New"​). ​
-  - Click "​Browse"​ (lower left) and navigate to the DesktopSelect the stencil file (.cp2d), which should ​have a title like, "​THE-HIVE_Stencil.cp2d",​ maybe with some additional information like "​polyimide"​ and/or a thickness.+  - The template is called "​THE-HIVE_Stencil"​ or something similar. It should be in the templates list at the top under "​Custom Templates",​ but if it is not, click "​Browse"​ (lower left) and navigate to "​Documents"​The stencil file should ​be there.
   - "​File"​ > "​Import",​ and select a solderpaste gerber file.    - "​File"​ > "​Import",​ and select a solderpaste gerber file. 
     - Note that you need one stencil per side of the board, so only select a single gerber file. Put the Gerber onto the SolderPasteTop layer even if the gerber should be for the bottom solder paste, before clicking "​OK"​.     - Note that you need one stencil per side of the board, so only select a single gerber file. Put the Gerber onto the SolderPasteTop layer even if the gerber should be for the bottom solder paste, before clicking "​OK"​.
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